My parents purchased a home in Shrewsbury in 1971 when I was in the 4th grade, wanting me to have a good education and a safe neighborhood in which to play outside and make friends. I was fortunate to attend Shrewsbury Public Schools, graduating from SHS in 1980. When the time came, I was proud to send my daughters to Shrewsbury schools as well, having purchased a home of my own here in 1993.
Later, I put my education on hold, as being a mom of a child with disabilities became my first priority. But when it came time to resume my education and career, I knew that I wanted to pursue what had always sustained me: caring for others. In 2008, I was proud to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, followed by a Master of Science Degree in Nursing in 2010. Since 2011, my career has taken a path from Radiology Nursing to Case Management, a dream come true for me. I was able to take my experience as a nurse and parent of a child with special needs to help others.
As a Case Manager for the Adult Family Care program, I cared for folks in advanced age in their homes. These visits, and the seniors I served, were inspiring and rewarding, and have given me insight into the challenges faced by some of our most vulnerable residents.
I have always had a strong desire to give back to Shrewsbury, and being a mom of a child with disabilities has informed and guided my community involvement: in 2014, I was appointed to the Town’s Commission on Disabilities. I also represent my neighbors as a Town Meeting Member from Precinct 8.
I live on Woodway drive with my daughters, Kerry and Siobhan, and our dogs Baxter and Juno. Recently, our dog Baxter and I became a Therapy Team. We chose to provide joy and comfort at Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital, in the hope of providing normalcy and happiness to patients receiving treatment there.
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